Learn to Draw When You Can’t Draw a Straight Line

I have been drawing caricatures at parties for over 20 years professionally at all sorts of events. During that time, while doing my job of drawing, I have been approached by many people, who made the same statement over and over again, “I wish I could draw like you, I wish I had that talent, I can’t even draw a straight line.”

Well, believe it or not, if you really put your mind to it, you can draw a picture and continue to draw more things like landscapes, portraits, cartoons, fashions, animals, and much more. Of course, it takes some time and practice, but there are some people who don’t want to put the time and effort into practicing drawing every day. It is like the old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? You have to practice, practice, and practice some more.” In addition, folks, you must love it, love the experience of drawing. If you love it, you can do it.

As I pointed out in my e-book, “How to Draw Like You Have Always Wanted To,” you have to start with the very basics of drawing and move from there, to creating real art work. It all starts with the same creations that are found on many peoples’ doodles. You have to learn how to draw objects as squiggles, oblong circles, out-of-shape circles, circles that are perfectly round, dots, marks, dashes, and shapes that come from letters like S,G, T, etc. You also have to learn how to move a pencil or pen to create free-flowing shapes, lines, dots, and more, while having fun doing it.

If a person wants to learn to draw it is very important to learn to SEE. Artists are visual and the best lesson is to REALLY LOOK AND SEE THINGS in this universe. I am surprised how many married men don’t even know the color of their wife’s eyes, when you ask them. Funny right? And from there, with all these skills of seeing and looking and practicing and finding the sensuous experience of drawing, you need to use your skills, and take many different shapes, and put them together to form – guess what? A CREATION. OK, the creation may be in the early stages of a masterpiece, but it can be anything that you may want to draw. What you drew will eventually evolve into whatever you propose it to be like a flower, a cat, a house, a tree, a landscape or an abstract something, even an alien from another planet. Gee, artists do have fun don’t they?

Guess what, it isn’t as difficult as it looks, it takes devotion, practice, and some learned skills. If you are interested in hiring Gerry Hoylie to draw for you and your guests at your next party or event, or you rather hire Gerry to train you or your kids to draw, just call her at 212-532-1142 and let her know the details. You can also send her email to gerialana@aol.com.

Gerry Hoylie is known as the Hollywood Caricaturist. Gerry is a licensed NYC and New York State Art Teacher. She has taught painting and drawing to both adults and children. Gerry is also an Alumni of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. If you wish to contact here you can by sending her email to gerialana@aol.com or call her at 212-532-1142, or go to her website at http://www.allanaenterprises.com.